THE KING OF ALL COSMOS ROLLS ONTO THE PSPâ¢
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (November 17, 2005) â Leading video games publisher and developer Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that Me and My Katamariâ¢ (working title), the first portable version from the award-winning Katamari franchise, will be launching in North America and Europe in 2006 exclusively for the PSPâ¢ (PlayStationÂ®Portable) system. Me and My Katamari is the third installment in the Katamari series and delivers more of the simple and addictive game play enjoyed in Katamari Damacyâ¢ and We â¥ (Love) Katamariâ¢, this time for the handheld platform.
âThe mesmerizing appeal of the Katamari franchiseâs game play continues to transcend cultural boundaries and receive critical acclaim,â said Yoshi Niki, Business Unit Director, Namco Hometek Inc. âWe are excited to expand our offerings to the PSP system, so that our fans can play Katamari whenever and wherever they are.â
Taking a break from celestial construction, the King of All Cosmos takes the royal family on vacation to a tropical island paradise, where they become tasked with the responsibility of creating new katamari islands for homeless animals. An epic undertaking of this time, earthly proportions, the King calls upon his pint-sized son, the Prince, and all of his cousins for help.
New, exciting features found in Me and My Katamari include:
* Wireless play for up to four people on the PSP system;
* A cast of playable characters that includes the Prince and his cousins â a mix of familiar faces and new additions;
* A host of customization options for player characters, including new masks and headgear, as well as the ability to wear them on the head, face and body;
* A new island interface that highlights player options and the different stages represented by animals in need of a new homes.
For more information about Me and My Katamari for the PSP system, please visit http://katamari.namco.com.